Color Out of Space is a 2019 American science fiction horror feature film written and directed by Richard Stanley (The Theatre Bizarre; The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996, screenplay) Dust Devil; Hardware), based on the short story of the same name by H.P. Lovecraft. The SpectreVision (Mandy) production stars Nicolas Cage, Joely Richardson, Tommy Chong and Elliot Knight and Julian Hilliard.
This is a story of cosmic terror about The Gardners, a family who moves to a remote farmstead in rural New England to escape the hustle of the 21st century. They are busy adapting to their new life when a meteorite crashes into their front yard. The mysterious aerolite seems to melt into the earth, infecting both the land and the properties of space-time with a strange, otherworldly colour. To their horror, the Gardner family discover that this alien force is gradually mutating every life form that it touches… including them.
SpectreVision partner Daniel Noah has said: “Lovecraft is the dark father of modern horror, and we have been searching for an adaptation that captures the true scope of his cosmic dread for years. Richard Stanley – a wizard in his own right – will at long last bring Lovecraft’s humbling power to the screen unfiltered.”
The movie is in pre-production with shooting planned for February 2019.